Dreamin' (Vanessa Williams song)

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Single by Vanessa Williams
from the album The Right Stuff
B-side "The Right Stuff" (instrumental)
Released August 16, 1988
Format 12"
Recorded 1986
Length 5:25 (album version)
4:25 (single edit)
Label Wing
Writer(s) Lisa Montgomery, Geneva Paschal
Producer(s) Donald Robinson
Vanessa Williams singles chronology
"(He's Got) The Look"
"Darlin' I"

"Dreamin'" is a song written by Lisa Montgomery and Geneva Paschal and originally performed by the family group Guinn in 1986.

In 1988, Vanessa Williams recorded the song and released it as a single from her debut album, The Right Stuff. The single was Williams' first top 40 and first number-one hit on the Billboard R&B chart, where it stayed at the top of the chart for two weeks. On the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, "Dreamin'" peaked at number eight.[1] The song also reached No. 74 on the British Single Charts,[2] No. 40[3] in the Netherlands and No. 19[4] in New Zealand.

Track listing and formats[edit]

European CD single[5]
  1. Dreamin' (Album Version) - 5:25
  2. Dreamin' (Instrumental) - 5:25
  3. The Right Stuff (Album Version) - 4:18

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988-1989) Peak
Dutch Top 40 40[3]
New Zealand Single Charts 19[4]
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 1[1]
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[6] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
UK Singles Chart 74[2]


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 627. 
  2. ^ a b "Vanessa Williams chart positions". OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Zoeken naar: Artiest: Vanessa Williams (in Dutch)". DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Vanessa Williams - Dreamin' (Song)". Charts.Org.Nz. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  5. ^ "Vanessa Williams – Dreamin' (CD)". Discogs.org. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 260. 

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Preceded by
"Can You Stand the Rain" by New Edition
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
February 18, 1989 – February 25, 1989
Succeeded by
"Just Because" by Anita Baker